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Hotel Lavas del Arenal

300 Oeste de la Escuela de EL Bosque, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place is 6 kilometers from La Fortuna downtown. Off of Route 702. They can be located via Garmin GPS (with NAVSAT data). Most of the tours around 20 minutes drive. It is a beautiful property and the approach to and from Fortuna downtown is awesome. They have 16 units with a swimming pool. Well kept property with daily breakfast... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Price was reasonable and food was Great. Beautiful view of the volcano right from the balcony early in the morning before it gets cloudy and you dont see the summit anymore. The tips, advises and referrals saved us lots of money. Totally recommend it.

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Saskatoon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Mario was great in helping us choose the local attractions to visit. It was great how he drew maps and gave us very clear directions anywhere we wanted to go. Ask about the "hot river"; with Mario's maps it was super easy to find! The lunch we had at the hotel was a rather expensive for the amount of food,... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Small rooms with a bit noisy airco and lukewarm water, but overall spotless. It does the job for a couple of nights. Easier to reach with a car as it is a bit further from the town, but also very quiet since off the main road, with a big home made breakfast and extremely kind staff. We would totally recommended... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend a few days ago while we were visiting the sights around La Fortuna. The place is slightly farther away from some of the sights than other hotels but still very accessible. My girlfriend and I strongly regret forgetting the name of the young man who appeared to be the sole staff member in charge... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It is not a luxe hotel but is realy cheap and the rooms are big and confortable one thing that can be unconvinient is that its a little bit close to the volcano but you still have a nice view and they contact you with all the fortuna activities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Mario & family & staff were super helpful with rides & recommendations & discount tickets. They went above & beyond to make sure we had a great time!!! The free breakfast was great & the grounds & rooms were clean & well-kept. The only downside is its a little outside of the town so you need a rental car or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Lavas del Arenal. Mario was very helpful in recommending tours, dinner options, and he also helped us arrange to rent a car before we left for Guanacaste. The rooms are pretty basic, but clean, staff were friendly, breakfast and coffee were served on site in the morning. Our one regret is that we did not... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel, though it is very basic in its amenities (hot water was hit and miss and the shower was fairly primitive). It's definitely not a "luxury experience" but that wasn't what we were looking for. The hotel was charming, the rooms were scrupulously clean and the owner, Mario, was delightful. Very helpful, with... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Me and my girlfriend decided to take a small vacation out of San Jose (We are locals). We bought an offer on a popular discount site (Locals Only) and we were on our way. We took a rental car as mine was going into the paint shop, we took a Hyundai Accent Blue from Adobe Rent a Car and we... More 

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